Interiors in the Age of Enlightenment: A Cultural History (Hardcover)

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By Stacey Sloboda (Editor)
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Interiors in the Age of Enlightenment provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of interior design and interior spaces from 1700 to 1850.

Considering the interior as material, social and cultural artefact, this volume moves beyond conventional descriptive accounts of changing styles and interior design fashions, to explore in depth the effect on the interior of the materials, processes, aesthetic philosophies and cultural attitudes of the age.

From the Palace of Versailles to Virginia coffeehouses, and from Chinoiserie bathhouses to the trading exchanges of the West Indies, the chapters in this book examine a wide range of themes including technological advancements, public spaces, gender and sexuality, and global movements in interior designs and decorations. Drawing together contributions from leading scholars, this volume provides the most authoritative and comprehensive survey of the history of interiors and interior architecture in the long eighteenth century.

About the Author

Stacey Sloboda is Associate Professor of Art History and Paul H. Tucker Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350408012
ISBN-10: 1350408018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date: January 11th, 2024
Pages: 248
Language: English